Karon Bowdre

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Karon Bowdre
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/8/2001-Present
Chief:   11/18/2013-Present
Preceded by:   Sam Pointer
Personal History
Born:   1955
Hometown:   Montgomery, AL
Undergraduate:   Samford University 1977
Law School:   Samford University Law, 1981

Karon Bowdre is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Bowdre was a full-time Professor of Law at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.[1]

Bowdre became Chief Judge on November 18, 2013, succeeding Judge Sharon Blackburn.[2]

Early life and education

Bowdre graduated from Samford University with her bachelor's degree in 1977 and from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University with her J.D. in 1981.[1]

Professional career

After law school, Bowdre became a law clerk for former Judge Foy Guin, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She served there from 1981 to 1982, then from 1982 to 1990 was an attorney in private practice in the State of Alabama. In 1990, Bowdre became a full-time Professor of Law at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. She remained there from 1990 until her appointment to the court in 2001.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Alabama

On the recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Bowdre was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Judge Sam Pointer upon his retirement. Bowdre was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2001, and received commission on November 8, 2001.[1]

Awards and associations

  • Keynote speaker at Samford University-fall commencement[3]

See also

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Sam Pointer
Northern District of Alabama
2001–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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